Words Spelled Backwards to Form Other Words

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Lewis Carroll is known for creating “Semiordnilap” (the reverse of “Palindrome“). Words spelled backwards to form other words are known as heteropalindromes, semordnilaps, semi-palindromes, half-palindromes, reversgrams, mynoretehs, reversible anagrams, word reversals, or anadromes. Whatever name you give them, it is fun to see how many you can list!

Freelance writers, it is great fun to exercise your mind by thinking of words that spell other words. It’s a great way to keep your mind and writing sharp. Whenever you need a break from writing, open a Word document or grab a pen and piece of paper and create your own list. Of course, you can always refer to list to get you started.

Words spelled backwards to form other words

Bat — Tab
Brag — Garb
Buns — Snub
Decal — Laced
Deer — Reed
Desserts — Stressed
Draw — Ward
Drawer — Reward
Flow — Wolf
Gab — Bag
God — Dog
Keel — Leek
Keels — Sleek
Keep — Peek
Knits — Stink
Lap — Pal
Leer — Reel
Liar — Rail
Live — Evil
Loop — Pool
Loots — Stool
Mad — Dam
Maps — Spam
Mood — Doom
Mug — Gum
Nuts –Stun
Pans — Snap
Peels — Sleep
Pets — Step
Pins — Snip
Pots — Stop
Pupils — Slip-up
Rats — Star
Recaps — Spacer
Saw — Was
Snaps — Spans
Snips — Spins
Snit — Tins
Snug — Guns
Spat — Taps
Spots — Stops
Tar — Rat
Ten — Net
Tops — Spot
Tort — Trot
Trap — Part
War — Raw
Ward — Draw
Warts — Straw


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